Region’s Michelin-starred restaurants revealed
Nottingham restaurants Sat Bains and Alchemilla, Leicestershire “farm to plate” eatery John’s House and Hambleton Hall in Rutland have all retained their places in the prestigious Michelin Guide.
Sat Bains is the only restaurant in the East Midlands to hold two Michelin stars. It was set up over 20 years ago by the renowned chef and his wife Amanda. The fine dining establishment is located in the unlikely setting of a converted red-brick motel tucked away under a flyover off the A52.
Alchemilla is based on Derby Road in the city and run by former Sat Bains chef Alex Bond. Bond opened Alchemilla in August 2017 and was named as the Chef to Watch in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2019.
John’s House is based on Stonehurst Farm in Mountsorrel near Loughborough. According to Michelin, “The eponymous John was born [on the farm] and now does the cooking, while his brother Tom runs the 400-acre farm that surrounds this 16C farmhouse.” Home-grown produce informs its tasting menus.
Hambleton Hall opened in 1980. The country house hotel at Rutland Water boasts its own artisan bakery and a 400-bin wine list.
There were no new East Midlands entries in this year’s rankings.